credits: alamy, daily beast, Barbie Latza Nadeau, Willa Cather -1923
another summer’s day
after a year or so of middle school
with too much time on our hands
trying to act grown up
we decided that
we’d lounge around
on the back patio
grill up some food
have some lemonade
sit around, eat, talk, be lazy.
but when the fire on our hibachi
somehow got too big
we did the obvious thing
threw it into the hedge
and yes, there was some collateral damage
and no, we didn’t think they’d notice
but actually, they did
and no, it didn’t end well
and yes, our day of lounging ended rather abruptly.
“the grass is always greener around the fire hydrant.”
michigan, united states – shot in january from space
and on the ground, in michigan, the falls are so cold they have stopped flowing.
it hits me like an avalanche on fire – i am in the united states, and talking to my daughter in australia, and i realize, that while we are both sharing this exact same moment in time, on the exact same planet earth, we are simultaneously experiencing extreme weather temperatures that are 100 degrees apart.
australia – shot in january from space
and on the ground, in australia. the trees are so hot they have not stopped burning.
as my aussie grandson, m, once said, on his first winter visit to the states, when looking out the window of the cottage –
‘look peaches, there must be a fire!’
‘oh, m, don’t worry, that’s just blowing snow.’
‘oh, then there must be some snow on fire.’
has hell frozen over?, i wondered.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. – William Shakespeare
image credits:the ann arbor news, andy mcfarlane, http://www.esa.int/, inhabitant.com